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The number of U.S. citizens who have applied for unemployment benefits soared by 68,000 in one week’s time, bringing the total to 368,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
The nation's unemployment rate last month fell sharply from 7.3 percent to 7 percent, the lowest in five years, as businesses added another 203,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled 23,000 last week to 298,000, nearly a six-year low that shows that companies are laying off fewer workers.
A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction.
Much of the media focus on work-life balance has covered how to juggle a career and raise children, but similar personal and professional sacrifices can be required of those who support aging parents.
When government pays for something, it gets more of it. For the past five years, Congress has been pushing "emergency" subsidies for long-term unemployment, and, not surprisingly, we've been getting more joblessness — a fact some have been working overtime to conceal.
Congress may have defunded the scandal-plagued ACORN in 2009, but its model of merging taxpayer funding with grants from liberal foundations to drive a partisan, pro-union agenda has been copied by others.
When the White House nominated David Weil to be in charge of wage enforcement for the Labor Department, officials stressed his weighty academic credentials as a Boston University professor and Harvard University researcher.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time Thursday as encouraging news on the job market pushed stocks higher.